How new is the modern shotgun?

There is a saying in the gun trade that there is nothing new. This is often true: think of an idea or another way of doing something and it will so often have been thought of years ago. The only limitation back then was the manufacturing ability. Yet we are inclined to think…

Nick Holt - Holt Auctioneers

How to sell a shotgun through Holt’s Auctioneers

Nick Holt has never been in a house more insane than this one at Aynhoe Park in his life, or if he has, he isn’t going to tell me about it. I’m watching the 50-year-old auctioneer as he perches on a red leather chair bearing the Royal Cypher of Queen…

Browning B725 Grade 5 for sale

Browning B725 Grade 5

Sportsman Gun Centre have this Browning B725 Grade 5 for sale from £2,995. Take a look at this great secondhand example of this classic game gun now. Click here to view this secondhand Browning B725 Grade 5 for sale!

Fox shooting with a shotgun

My pump action has a custom paint job, which helps blend it in to the surroundings and the 3.5in chamber gives me the possibilities of a range of ammunition. The other advantage to it is the Kick’s High Flyer aftermarket choke in the end of the barrel, which produces a…

I can’t find any information about Chapuis shotguns?

Chapuis shotguns: I have recently acquired a Chapuis shotgun, an over-under 12-bore with sideplates. However, I am experiencing difficulty finding any information about the model, the year of manufacture and the value of this gun. The only mark is a serial number 10055.

Is it safe to use steel shot in my 10-bore shotguns?

Is it safe to use steel shot in my 10-bore shotguns?

Steel shot: I have two 10-bores. One is a Gunmark Kestrel with 3.5in chambers rated at 1,200kg/cm2. The right bore is machined to 0.751in and the left bore 0.729in. The second gun is a Zabala LP71, which also has 3.5in chambers rated at 1,000kg/cm2.